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New York City Establishes First-of-Its-Kind Minimum Wage for App Delivery Workers

HeadlineJun 12, 2023

New York City officials have announced a new minimum wage for food app delivery workers of nearly $18 an hour before tips. Delivery workers contracted by companies like Uber and DoorDash currently make just $11 an hour. This is Ligia Guallpa of the Worker’s Justice Project, which organizes the immigrant-led group Los Deliveristas Unidos.

Ligia Guallpa: “We can finally say that New York City’s more than 60,000 app delivery workers, who are essential to our city, will soon be guaranteed a minimum pay. New York City is delivering justice for deliveristas.”

Critics say the increase is still a “subminimum” wage once expenses are factored in, and blasted New York City for delaying the pay raise. App companies raked in record profits during the pandemic.

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